Britain holds a minute’s silence for Tunisia victims

LONDON (AFP) – Britain s Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister David Cameron will hold a minute s silence on Friday, a week after a gun massacre at a Tunisian beach resort in which 30 out of the 38 victims were Britons.

Flags flew at half-mast as schools, government offices and the Wimbledon tennis tournament prepared to honour the victims of Britain s worst terror attack since the 2005 London suicide bombings at 1100 GMT.

The nationwide moment of remembrance for the attack claimed by the Islamic State group comes a day after the government raised the possibility of carrying out air strikes against IS extremists in Syria.

The queen and her husband Prince Philip will join the silence during a visit to Strathclyde University in Glasgow, while Cameron will mark the moment in his Witney constituency northwest of London.

A special ceremony is also due to be held at the scene of the killings in Sousse, where tourists were expected to attend.

Several mosques in Britain were also expected to join in the silence and many Muslims will mark the moment during Friday prayers, the BBC said.

At Wimbledon, the start of matches will be delayed by 45 minutes to 12:15pm (1115 GMT) to allow spectators and tennis players to take part.287387_66039945

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